To Develop Mediumship:
A Working Guide to Unfoldment
Mediumship - Part II
The impression that the medium exerts no influence upon a communication
is a fallacy based upon the need for many mediums to prove that
they are, in fact, channels. This fallacy must be put to rest.
Mediumship, when used to relay information, is a form of mental
communication. Regardless of the degree of control, the consciousness
of the medium is involved, to some degree, in the communicative
process, even if on a subconscious level.
Horace Leaf, in his book What Mediumship Is (Spiritualist
Press, London; 1976), pages 133-134, describes this quite admirably
are not like gramophone records; they are living beings with brain
and mind governed by life-long habits. Every person's mind is
full of tendencies, capacities, desires, ideas and habits. These
are so vital that, in the main, they govern the way in which the
individual thinks and behaves.
controlling entities desirous of transmitting philosophical, religious
and spiritual ideas through a medium find themselves as much under
the control of the medium as the medium is under theirs. The consequence
is, if the medium is ignorant and his mind untrained to serious
thinking, the less successful will the speech be. The reverse
is also true. An educated medium with a well-trained mind will,
with few exceptions, produce better results."
Some will argue with the last portion of this statement. Many
mediums feel that the less they know about mediumship, the less
influence they will exert upon the communication. Perhaps there
is some justification to this belief, but it is our feeling that,
in the long run, a medium who is well versed in the various aspects
of mediumship and channeling is by far more helpful to those in
Spirit than an uninformed one.
from Lesson Five.
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